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Old 05-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #361
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Interesting. I am asking because I also have this plant. I don't have any CO2 system and it is very green. I was hoping in the future to get the CO2 installed for the main purpose of improving on the contrast and coloration of the plants, but now I'm not sure if that will work. But maybe the limiting factor in your case is the Iron or some similar nutrient. Maybe you should try adding some and see if it changes. I think that in red color it would give a very nice appearance in your tank.
if it is a trace element deficiency then adding trace elements would help.
but i believe that light is the more likely factor. plants produce carotenoids (the red and yellow pigments) to protect themselves from photo-oxidation. the light, the more photo-oxidation, the more carotenoids are needed. some produce more to begin with (such as R. colorata), and some less (R. 'green'), but the more light they are given, the more they produce.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:30 PM   #362
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Thanks Linga!

@marko@, getting things to turn red is still one of those great planted tank mysteries to me. Sometimes, the d. diandra will go orange at the tops, supporting what you were saying. More light (by being closer in this case) and they change color. But other times, even when I avoid trimming them so they have longer exposure to light, they refuse to change. Likely a combination of light, frets and water condition at the time. Someday I'll get that dialed in.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:41 PM   #363
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are these still available anywhere?

i've read some posts that said that finnex has stopped making them and others that there's just a real short supply.

i tried ordering one off of ebay but the seller said that he was out and wouldn't have any more until the middle of summer.
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #364
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I really like this tank, good work!
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:14 PM   #365
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i emailed finnex and this was the response i got:

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The Finnex 4 Gal is back ordered. Those won't be available for another 2 to 3 months, sorry.
Those tanks have been selling like hotcakes, we cant seem to keep those in stock recently.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:46 PM   #366
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Yup, they have come in and out of stock over the years. They definitely make them but occasionally run out of stock. Worth it for the price though, once you get your hands on one.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #367
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Yup, they have come in and out of stock over the years. They definitely make them but occasionally run out of stock. Worth it for the price though, once you get your hands on one.
it was your actually tank (and this thread) that convinced me to try to get one of these.

great job by the way. definitely going to get one once they're readily available.
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Old 05-15-2012, 12:05 AM   #368
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #369
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Question for all the shrimpers out there. One of the pregnant CRS I had in here was about to drop the eggs, a day or two away (I could see well defined eyes on the eggs) and she was dying this morning when I saw her. I waited it out to see if she would snap back but she died.

I know people have successfully taken eggs away and hatched them in smaller containers. Since the only inhabitants of this tank are CRS and RCS, I saved her eggs and tossed them back in, thinking that the current would continue to wash over them until they hatched.

Of course, an hour later I look back in the tank and the eggs are not where they were when I last looked. Is it possible that the other shrimp ate those eggs once they were unprotected, or would they leave them alone?
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Old 06-16-2012, 10:14 PM   #370
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Just a picture. Learned a few things about aquarium photography AFTER taking this. Next time, I'll do better.

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Old 07-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #371
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I like how you keep your HC so nice and level. Nice SSS CRS too!

Also I love how the light behind the tank gives an amazingly realistic "sunset" feeling!
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:33 PM   #372
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Just a picture. Learned a few things about aquarium photography AFTER taking this. Next time, I'll do better.
Cool tank..gotta add this to my site. Where did you "learn" about aquarium photography? I'm trying to learn as well and can't seem to find much on the web.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:13 PM   #373
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Just experience, I guess. I do a little photography at my day job as well. A really good place to learn is to check out entries in the yearly IAPLC contests. Those guys are great photographers when it comes to aquariums. http://acuariorosa.com/2011/08/02/th...-contest-2011/
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:16 PM   #374
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amazing looking tank!!!
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:44 AM   #375
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Update?
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